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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies preview: Odds, props, stats, injuries, TV & more

As the Milwaukee Bucks struggle to acclimate to new coach Doc Rivers and enter Thursday coming off a 26-point loss, the team will want to start a winning streak, and a game against the Memphis Grizzlies is a great opportunity to do just that.

The results of Milwaukee's last five games illustrate the team's inconsistency under Rivers: an eight-point loss to the Phoenix Suns, a 24-point loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, a 36-point win over the Charlotte Hornets, a 17-point win over the reigning NBA champion Denver Nuggets, and most recently, a 26-point loss to the Miami Heat. The Bucks enter Thursday at 35-20 and sitting third in the Eastern Conference.

The Grizzlies, on the other hand, are consistent - but not in a good way as they are 19-36. The highlight of their season was arguably picking up three consecutive wins in late January against the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, and Orlando Magic. After that, they lost nine straight games, which they snapped on Wednesday night with a 121-113 win over the Houston Rockets. Memphis is 13th in the West.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Odds

MIL Bucks-850 ML
MEM Grizzlies+575 ML
SpreadMIL Bucks -13.0
TotalO/U 223.5

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Information

WhereFedExForum, Memphis, TN
When8:30 PM ET, Thursday, February 15
How to watchTNT

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Props

Player Points

Giannis AntetokounmpoO/U 29.5
Damian LillardO/U 23.5
Luke KennardO/U 14.5
Vince Williams Jr.O/U 14.5
Santi AldamaO/U 13.5

Player Assists

Giannis AntetokounmpoO/U 6.5
Damian LillardO/U 5.5
Vince Williams Jr.O/U 5.5
Luke KennardO/U 4.5

Player Rebounds

Giannis AntetokounmpoO/U 12.5
Bobby PortisO/U 7.5
Vince Williams Jr.O/U 6.5
Brook LopezO/U 5.5

Milwaukee Bucks Injury Report

Giannis Antetokounmpo: Knee, probable
Damian Lillard: Ankle, probable
Khris Middleton: Ankle, out

Memphis Grizzlies Injury Report

Desmond Bane: Ankle, out
Brandon Clarke: Achilles, out
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Quad, doubtful
Luke Kennard: Knee, questionable
John Konchar: Quad, doubtful
Jake LaRavia: Ankle, out
Ja Morant: Shoulder, out
Scotty Pippen Jr.: Back, out
Derrick Rose: Ankle, out
Marcus Smart: Finger, out

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Stats

  • The Bucks are 12-13 on the road, with all but seven of their losses coming away from home; Memphis is 6-20 at home.
  • The Grizzlies have the league's worst field goal percentage (44.0 percent) and score the fewest points per game (107.0) despite playing with the league's 16th-fastest pace of 98.7 possessions per game.
  • Milwaukee is fourth in field goal percentage (49.4 percent), second in points per game (122.2), and second in free throw attempts per game (25.7).
  • Memphis attempts the most catch-and-shoot attempts in the league with 31.2 per game.
  • The Grizzlies score the seventh-most points off turnovers at 17.3 per game while the Bucks score the second-fewest at 14.3 per game.
  • The Bucks attempt the fourth-most pull-up shots per game with 24.5, while the Grizzlies - who prefer to catch-and-shoot rather than pull up - are second-to-last with 17.1 pull-up shot attempts per game.
  • Memphis forces the third-most turnovers per game, with opponents turning it over 15.0 times in a game on average, while the Bucks create the second-fewest turnovers at 12.0 per game.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Head-to-Head

The Bucks and Grizzlies meet for the first time in the 2023/24 season on Thursday night. They meet for the second and final time in Milwaukee on April 3.

Milwaukee Bucks26 wins
Memphis Grizzlies27 wins

Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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